Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteases and corneal virulence.

  title={Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteases and corneal virulence.},
  author={Jeffery A. Hobden},
  journal={DNA and cell biology},
  volume={21 5-6},
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of corneal infections, particularly among users of soft contact lenses. Previous studies with chemically induced mutants deficient in alkaline protease (AP) or elastase (LasB) suggested that these proteases contributed to the rapid liquifactive stromal necrosis characteristic of P. aeruginosa corneal infections… CONTINUE READING